1. Cornel West & Tavis Smiley on The Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience (Democracy Now!)

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    DemocracyNow.org - Democracy Now! interviews two leading African-American voices who have hit the road to challenge President Obama's record on poverty. The veteran broadcaster, Tavis Smiley, and the author and Princeton University Professor Cornel West are in the midst of a 15 city, cross-country trek they have dubbed, "The Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience." The tour comes on the heels of last week's deficit agreement, which has been widely criticized for excluding a tax hike on the wealthy as well as any measures to tackle high unemployment. On their tour, Tavis Smiley and Cornel West are visiting low-income communities and holding town halls in what they call an attempt, "to highlight the plight of the poor people of all races, colors, and creeds so they will not be forgotten, ignored, or rendered invisible during this difficult and dangerous time of economic deprivation and political cowardice." For the complete transcript, to download the podcast, or for more information about Democracy Now!, visit http://www.democracynow.org FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT

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    • The Role of Perception and Women: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Author, Educator and Musical Artist Russel Blake

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      Russel Blake, Musical Artist, Educator, and Author of "Proverbs 31: The Virtuous Black Woman" Broadcast date 06-28-2011 Program details: •Russel's musical career •His work "Proverbs 31: The Virtuous Black Woman" and the perception of Black Women •Russel's humanitarian, educational work •Featuring the music of Russel Blake from his album "Fierce Solitude" and "Quiet Strength". www.russelblake.net Listen live every Tuesday night at 9pm ET, 6pm PT at www.party934.com, www.lyntwyman.party934.com. Visit our website at www.courageempowermentforum.com

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      • “FunkJazz Kafé: DIARY OF A DECADE” [Extended Movie Trailer]

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        PRODUCED, WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY JASON ORR for FunkJazz Kafé/ Life Arts Films This film is the story of a cultural legend as told by the innovators of an important, and in some cases overlooked, era in Black culture. Spanning the late 1980′s through to the early 2000′s, this story goes deep into the fabric of soul music, it’s definitions, it’s pioneers, it’s offspring, it’s movements and the challenges with the “mainstream” industry. Appearances by: PROFESSOR CORNEL WEST DICK GREGORY DALLAS AUSTIN ERYKAH BADU CARON WHEELER LARRY MIZELL JOI GILLIAM GEORGE CLINTON CEE LO JILL SCOTT ROY AYERS JAMIE FOXX RAPHAEL SAADIQ LIL’ JOHN ROBERTS THE CHRONICLE GOODIE MOB DOUG E. FRESH JANELLE MONAE MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO CHUCK D PROFESSOR GRIFF OMAR LYE-FOOK MC LYTE TALIB KWELI COMMON JAMAL AHMAD ANTHONY DAVID RAY MURRAY ANDRE 3000 N’DEA DAVENPORT ALGEBRA LERONDE WILLIAMS KEVIN POWELL LOOSE ENDS BILAL DIONNE FARRIS VAN HUNT ERIC ROBERSON DONNIE LADY ALMA BONE CRUSHER STICMAN of DEAD PREZ DJ KEMIT SPEECH

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        • The Cornel West Academy of Excellence

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          The Cornel West Academy of Excellence (CWAE) is a leadership program that addresses many of the needs of minority male elementary and middle school students in Wake/Johnston/Durham Counties. CWAE consists of program components that are used to address crucial issues affecting young minority male students. Unfortunately young African American boys are disproportionately suspended, more often they deal with violence and gang activities, they are statistically being raised in single parent households more than any other demographic, and they are lacking role-models. Literacy, Mathematics, Mentoring, and Critical Thinking are the core components used to address some of these issues. The academy provides its services to 35 African American male elementary and middle school students in Wake/Johnston/Durham Counties.

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          • Cornel West Speaks the Persecution of Bahai's in Iran

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            Dr. Cornel West is a philosopher and Princeton professor of African American Studies and Religion and a staunch defender of rights and freedoms for all people. He welcomed a relative of an imprisoned Iranian Baha’i into his Princeton office and shared his thoughts on the persecution of the Baha’is in the religion’s birthplace. For more information, please visit: http://www.bahai.us/

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            • Ray McGovern on Obama and the Torture of Bradley Manning

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              Former CIA Analyst under several Presidents, Ray McGovern, discusses the constitutional human rights violations that whistle-blower Bradley Manning has been subjected to. Manning has been held under terrible conditions by the U.S. military for over ten months. McGovern also addresses Pres. Obama's response to Manning's treatment and what he sees as the proper response by Americans to Obama.

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              • Yardfathers

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                SAIGON Feature Video + Live Show Directed: Chernsicle/Chad Ross Sound Design/Engineering: Dustin Barrington Cameras: Chernsicle/Chad Ross/Schick Soto Edited: Chernsicle/Chad Ross Still Photography: Ryan Weight/Lani Lee Music: "The Greatest Story Never Told," SAIGON © 800LB.

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                • What is Modern Day Slavery?: I Am An Abolitionist Campaign

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                  Coming April 2011 to Columbia University. Visit the website at www.columbia-abolitionist.tk. Music: "The Ocean" by Noah Gundersen myspace.com/noahgundersen

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                  • Columbia 2010 Preview Clip

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                    Michelle Obama, Franklin Graham, and Sarah Palin have all taken trips to Haiti, urging Americans not to forget the earthquake. But how? In the popular eye, catastrophes come and go—but how can we remain engaged with the problem? Cornel West, philosopher, activist, and professor at Princeton University, addresses the Veritas Forum at Columbia in 2010. Watch the full forum on the Veritas website: http://www.veritas.org/Media.aspx#/v/924.

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                    • Ghetto Physics Trailer

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                      A blend of documentary, satire, and narrative filmmaking examines the power dynamic that exists in social, political, and corporate relationships.

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